A few weeks ago I was looking for something to keep both Nikolas and I entertained. He’s at the age where loves hanging out with me while I do projects and helping me where he can. I did all the cutting and he helped me sort and string the pompoms. This turned out to be the perfect easy little garland to make together.
Although these are non-traditional colors I’ll be using mine for Christmas but this garland could work just as easily for spring decorations, birthday parties, baby or bridal showers depending upon the setting and colors you use. The supplies are simple everything I already had on hand.
- Yarn in a few different colors of your choosing
- Clear thread or fishing line
Cut a 6 inch piece of yarn and place it flat on your work surface. Wrap the yarn around 3 fingers 30 times or so, gently slide the wrapped yarn off of your fingers and place on top of the cut piece of yarn. Tightly tie your bundle in the middle double knotting to secure.
Cut the loops on each end of your tied bundle and fluff , it will look a little raggedy at this stage which is OK. Continue clipping around in a circle creating a pompom. Repeat the process and make a bunch of pompoms in each of your different colors of yarn. Thread your needle with clear thread or fishing line. Finally string the pompoms onto the thread spacing evenly. I didn’t even bother to knot in between as the pompoms seemed to stay in place all by themselves.
The garland took about 20 minutes to make and string, when you’re done you’ll have a colorful addition to any occasion.
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